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Polyethylene

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Section 1: Identification
Product Name: Polyethylene
Product Nos.: PE, BRPE, UHMWPE
Supplier/Manufacture: American Polymer Standards Corporation,
8680 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060
Phone:440-255-2211 * Fax: 440-255-8397 * Email: apsc@ampolymer.com
In Case of Emergency: (440) 255-2211

 

Section 2: Hazardous Identification
Hazard Classification: None classified
SignalWord: No signal word
GHS: Not a dangerous substance according to GHS
HMIS Classification:
Health Hazard: 0
Flamability: 0
Physical Hazards: 0
NFPA Rating:
Health Hazards: 0
Fire: 0
Reactivity Hazards: 0
Potential Health Effects:
     Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respritory tract irritation.
     Skin: May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
     Eyes: May cause eye irritation.
     Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.

 

Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
Substance/Mixture:Substance CAS No.: 9002-88-4
Chemical Name: Polyethylene Synonyms: PE

 

Section 4: First-Aid Measures
Description of Necessary First-Aid Measures:
Inhalation: Move person to fresh air; if effects occur, consult a physician
Skin: Wash skin with plenty of water. Seek first-aid or medical attentions as needed. If molten material comes in contact with skin, do not apply ice but cool under ice water of running stream of eater. DO NOT attempt to remove the material from skin. Removal could result in severe tissue damage. Seek medical attention immediately. Suitable emergency safety shower facility should be immediately available
Eyes: Flush eyes thoroughly with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses after the initial 1-2 minutes and continue flushing for several additional minutes. If effects occur, consult a physician, preferably an ophthalmologist.
Ingestion: If swallowed, seek medical attention. May cause gastrointestinal blockage. Do not give laxatives. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.
Description of Symptoms/Effects (both acute and delayed) & Symptoms of Overexposure:
Inhalation: No known significant effects of critical hazards. No specific data regarding symptoms of overexposure.
Skin: No known significant effects of critical hazards. No specific data regarding symptoms of overexposure.
Eyes: No known significant effects of critical hazards. No specific data regarding symptoms of overexposure.
Ingestion: No known significant effects of critical hazards. No specific data regarding symptoms of overexposure.
Indication of Immediate Medical Attention & Special Treatment Needed, If Necessary:
Note to Physician: Treat symptomatically. Contact poison treatment specialist immediately if large quantities have been ingested or inhaled.
Specific Treatments: No specific treatment
Protection of First-Aiders: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

 

Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures
Suitable Extinguishing Media: Use dry chemical powder, water spray (fog) alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water jet.
Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical: Carbon oxides, Acrolein
Hazardous Thermal Decomposition Products: No known products of thermal decomposition
Special Protective Actions for Fire-Fighters: Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons form the vicinity of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Move containers from fire area if this can be done without risk. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
Special Protective Equipment for Fire-Fighters: Fire-Fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.

 

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment & Emergency Procedures: Spilled material may cause a slipping hazard. Avoid dust formation. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering the area. Use appropriate safety equipment. For additional information, refer to Section 8: Exposure Controls & Personal Protection.
Environmental Precautions: Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers, waterways and/or groundwater. For additional information, refer to Section 12: Ecological Information.
Methods & Materials for Containment & Clean Up: Contain spilled material if possible. Sweep up. Collect in suitable and properly labeled containers. For additional information, refer to Section 13: Disposal Considerations.

 

Section 7: Handling & Storage
Precautions for Safe Handling: No smoking, open flames or sources of ignition in handling and storage areas. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (refer to Section 8). Avoid inhalation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid creation of dust. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Conditions for Safe Storage: Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well ventilated place.

 

Section 8: Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
Exposure Limits: Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
Engineering Controls: Safety shower and eye bath. Mechanical exhaust required.
Personal Protective Measures:
Respiratory: Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (SU) or CEN (EU).
Hand: Protective gloves
Eye: Chemical safety goggles
Skin: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risk involved.
Hygiene Measures: Wash thoroughly after handling.

 

Section 9: Physical & Chemical Properties
Appearance: Physical State & Color: Solid granules or waxy pellets/White
Odor: Odorless
Odor Threshold: Not Available
pH: Not Available
Melting Point: Not Available
Boiling Point: Not Available
Flash Point: Not Available
Evaporation Rate: Not Available
Flammability (solid, gas): Not Available
Lower & Upper Flammability/Explosive Limits: Not Available
Vapor Pressure: Not Available
Vapor Density: Not Available
Relative Density: Not Available
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Not Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: Not Available
Decomposition Temperature: Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available

 

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity
Reactivity: No specific test data related to reactivity available for this product or its ingredients.
Chemical Stability: The product is stable.
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.
Conditions to Avoid: Avoid the creation of dust when handling and avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame). Take precautionary measures against electrostatic discharges.
Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents, chlorine, permanganates, e.g. potassium permanganate
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.

 

Section 11: Toxicology Information
Acute Toxicity  
Oral LD50: No Data Available
Inhalation LC50: No Data Available
Dermal LD50: No Data Available
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Prolonged contact is essentially nonirritating to skin. Repeated contact may cause flaking and softening of skin
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation: May cause slight temporary eye irritation. Corneal injury is unlikely.
Respiratory or Skin Sensitization: No Data Available
Germ Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Reproductive Toxicity: No Data Available
Teratogenicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity-Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity-Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity  
IARC: No component of this product, present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
ACGIH: No component of this product, present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by ACGIH.
NTP: No component of this product, present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product, present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by OSHA.
Potential Health Effects  
Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
Skin: May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes: May cause eye irritation.

 

Section 12: Ecological Information
Toxicity: No Data Available Persistence & Degradability: No Data Available
Bio-accumulative Potential: No Data Available Mobility in Soil: No Data Available

 

Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Disposal Methods: Disposal practices must be in compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON THE GROUND OR INTO ANY BODY OF WATER. Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to ensure proper disposal.

 

Section 14: Transport Information
DOT (US): Not Regulated IMDG: Not Regulated IATA: Not Regulated

 

Section 15: Regulatory Information
OSHA Hazards: No known hazards
SARA 302 Components: No chemical in this material are subject to reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 311/312 Components: No SARA Hazardds
SARA 313 Components: This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels establilsed by SARA Title III, Section 313.
Right To Know Components:  
Masachusetts: No components of the material are subject to Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
New Jersey: Ethylene, homopolymer    CAS # 9002-88-4
Pennsylvania: Ethylene, homopolymer    CAS # 9002-88-4
California Prop 65: No components found
Canada Inventory: This Material is listed or exempted.

 

Section 16: Other Information
Date of Issue: March 26, 2014
Date of Last Revision/Review: April 24, 2017
DISCLAMER: For R&D use only. Not for use in Food, Drugs or Cosmetics. The information contained in this MSDS is the most accurate and complete information available to us. APSC expresses or implies no warranty to the information provided and assumes no liability. The material covered in this MSDS is only provided in 1 gram quantities and is not expected to posse any health or environmental risks based on these quantities.